|Anatomy of a Parachute|
Slowly drifting across the horizon like a small cluster of clouds, large red, white and blue parachutes glide across the Arizona sky, bringing their payload to a gentle landing on desert floor below. These parachutes are part of a recovery system under development by engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., to return a expended solid rocket motor to Earth for recovery and reuse...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Arizona; YumaDropTest10
|NASA Sets Parachute Payload Record|
Under a brilliant early morning Arizona sky, NASA conducted a successful, record-breaking test of a drogue parachute being designed to return next-generation space vehicles safely to Earth. The 77,000-pound payload used in the test was dropped from the back of a U.S. Air Force C-17 at an altitude of 25,000 feet, setting a record for the heaviest single load ever extracted out of a C-17 during flight...
Keywords: What -- Earth; Where -- Arizona; parachute; drogue; chute; Yuma; Arizona; U.S. Army Proving Grounds; NASA